Richmond Raceway to host Track Laps for Charity as part of its 2022 NASCAR race weeks, which includes the Toyota Spring Race Week and first-ever summer race week. Track Laps for Charity offers fans the opportunity to drive their personal vehicles around America’s Premier Short Track for a donation of $20. All proceeds from each event will support the beneficiary charity and Richmond Raceway Cares.
“As we look ahead to NASCAR’s return, we will open the track for fans to take the first laps around America’s Premier Short Track to benefit a good cause,” said Dennis Bickmeier, Richmond Raceway President. “Track Laps for Charity is one of our most popular community events that showcases the on-track experience to benefit worthy causes in our community.”
This is the third year of Track Laps for Charity events as Richmond Raceway continues to partner with organizations making a difference in our community. Richmond Raceway will host Track Laps for Charity events to benefit the Henrico Firefighter Foundation on Wednesday, March 30 and Special Olympics Virginia on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The events will be held under the lights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“The Henrico Firefighter Foundation is delighted to once again be part of Track Laps for Charity at Richmond Raceway,” said Stokes Grymes, president of the Henrico Firefighter Foundation. “Start your engines for a fun family experience that benefits both our foundations and all Henrico residents.”
The Henrico Firefighter Foundation was established to aid and assist the Henrico County, Virginia Division of Fire firefighters, first responders, emergency response personnel, emergency medical services personnel, civilian staff, retirees and volunteers to accomplish the mission of the Division of Fire.
The Foundation assists citizens before, during and after a time of crisis, disaster or emergency incident, including immediate emergency relief, monetary support and education. This is accomplished by supporting all things necessary to accomplish the mission of the Division of Fire, including assistance with ceremonies and receptions for firefighter graduations, retirements, promotion and recognition programs. Additionally, the Foundation provides grants and scholarships for Division personnel to attend conferences, seminars, training, education events and other programs. For more information about the Henrico Firefighter Foundation, visit henricofirefighterfoundation.org.
“As we return our Special Olympics athletes to a safe and healthy playing field, we are proud to do so with Richmond Raceway on our team,” said Rick Jeffrey, president of Special Olympics Virginia. “Whether on the playing field or in the gym, Richmond Raceway is helping our athletes get healthier and fitter with a chance to get better and win, and we are so grateful to be on the same team.”
Special Olympics provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community. To learn more about Special Olympics Virginia, visit specialolympicsva.org.
To download the Henrico Firefighter Foundation, Special Olympics Virginia and Richmond Raceway Cares logo, click here.
To participate in Track Laps for Charity, fans must abide by the following rules and restrictions.
- All drivers must be 18 years of age or older with a valid state-issued driver’s license.
- Driver and passengers must sign Track Laps for Charity waivers.
- All participants must adhere to Virginia state laws regarding the usage of seat belts and child safety restraints.
- Passenger vehicles only; motorcycles are not permitted.
- Maximum speed is 55 miles per hour and regulated by Richmond personnel in the Official Toyota Camry Pace Car.
- Drivers must stay up to speed and refrain from lagging behind in order to speed up.
- Track Laps for Charity may be postponed or canceled due to inclement weather or safety conditions. If a cancellation is necessary, Richmond will make its best effort to contact guests in advance of their visit.
For more information on Richmond Track Laps for Charity, visit www.richmondraceway.com/events/tracklapsforcharity. To learn more about Richmond Raceway Cares, go to www.richmondraceway.com/richmondracewaycares.
2022 NASCAR Season
For the first time since 1997, NASCAR will make its first stop in the Commonwealth of Virginia at Richmond Raceway for the Toyota Spring Race Weekend on April 1-3, featuring the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour on Friday, April 1, the ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, April 2 at 1:30 p.m. and the 67th annual Toyota Owners 400 Cup Series race on Sunday, April 3 at 3:30 p.m.
For the first time in track history, Richmond will host a summer race weekend on Aug. 13-14, featuring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 8:00 p.m. and the Federated Auto Parts 400 Cup Series race on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 3:00 p.m.
NASCAR tickets are available for purchase today via phone at 866-455-7223 or online at richmondraceway.com.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 16 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR consists of three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), one local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series) and three international series (NASCAR Pinty’s Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit www.NASCAR.com and www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).
About Richmond Raceway
Richmond Raceway is America’s Premier Short Track annually hosting two NASCAR race weekends, featuring the NASCAR Cup Series and either the NASCAR Xfinity Series or NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, on the iconic ¾-mile D-shaped oval. Richmond Raceway is a regional leader for events including sports, live music and consumer trade shows. The Richmond Raceway Complex hosts more than 200 live events over 280 event days annually including concerts with top national recording artists at Virginia Credit Union LIVE!, the region’s only covered amphitheater. For more information, visit richmondraceway.com, richmondracewaycomplex.com, or vaculive.com.
About Richmond Raceway Cares
Richmond Raceway Cares fuels the development of children in the greater Richmond region through the support of youth-focused organizations and life enrichment programs within our community. The organization hosts events throughout the year to support its mission, including Richmond Raceway track laps for charity, Turn Left Golf Classic, Checkered Flag 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run, and more. Richmond Raceway Cares is a donor advised fund of The NASCAR Foundation, a 501(c)3 charitable entity, that donates racing-related items and offers financial support to assist community outreach programs and other nonprofit charities. To learn more, visit richmondraceway.com/richmondracewaycares.
About Special Olympics Virginia
Special Olympics Virginia is an accredited state program of Special Olympics Incorporated; an international organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports every day around the world. Through work in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics addresses inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, which leads to a more welcoming and inclusive society. Visit us at specialolympicsva.org. Engage with us on Twitter @solympicsva; fb.com/specialolympicsvirginia; Instagram @specialolympicsva and youtube.com/specialolympicsva.